Lately I've been feeling as though everything just comes natural, and there's not much more I can (aside from gear chants etc.) to make myself a better tank.
Are there any barely known tips/trick anyone has for me as a pally tank?
I just wanna be the best tank I can possibly be and anything extra would be nice.
Edit: I've perused the stickies several times, as well as tankspot and elitist jerks info.
Edit 2: Also aside from the obvious welfare enchants, am I doing everything else right?
Well first some talent things.
Pick up Pursuit of Justice in your ret tree. The free 15% movement speed is just epic and I believe in next patch it will stack with your windwalk. Anyhow that leaves a core rule to tanking: It is better to have a consistent stat rather than RNG. Yes I know windwalk is RNg, but if there was another viable enchant, I'd take that over windwalk.
So, drop the guarded by the light talent. We can't back to back spam word of glory anymore (I miss you 4.0 WoG :( ) so wasting talent points into something we can only use every 20 seconds is bleh at best. Besides your vengeance stacks will make your WoG heal hard enough.
Next max out your reckoning. This is one of the best DPS talents you can have. But wait, did I just say you should have DPS talent as a prot pally? YES! Even though threat becomes a moot point after the first 20 seconds of a fight there is still a significant need for a prot pally to do DPS. It is apart of skill capping, and I'll show ya.
So in order to max out your reckoning and pick up PoJ you are going to drop some points from another talent. You can choose between Hallowed Ground and Rule of Law. I personally took out a point from rule of law, mainly because when I did respec my guild was on Lord Rhyolith for progression and I wanted to maximize my AOE. I just never changed my spec back around. Plus I dislike RNG.
Now for some skill capping.
Max out your DPS.
Since you have aggro established, know how to use your cooldowns, and I am assuming a fairly decent tank. Take time to perfect your rotation. Think of it this way, if you had two prot pallies applying for your guild and you were all about progression, would you take the prot pally who could do everything a prot pally could do and pull 15k DPS or would you take one that could do 3k? Your DPS does matter when it comes to progression boss fights. Besides perfect execution of rotation means you will have flawless threat and fights like Alysrazor where you need to kill an add quickly will become trivial to you. Not to brag, but every time we do that fight, I always beat my co-tank by 25% or so in killing our adds.
Learn 2 chain pull.
This is something that will make pugs in heroics drop their mouths. This scales with your gear, and how good you are at positioning. But try to practice in your next random heroic pulling an extra pack with your normal pulls. If that goes well, try to pull two. And so on. You'll notice when things will get dicey, and at that point you need to pop cooldowns and slow it down. But you will have a better understanding. Last night my guild did a heroic five man achievement run and like any good and serious guild 3/5 of our members were intoxicated (myself included) so I decided to push the envelope. (I believe we were all joking in vent about how we are elitist trolls, so we starting !@#$. My famous line was "What the %^-* hoof (healer) , I just pulled the whole damn room, admire the skill level! " ) So that is something you can do.
If you haven't already, Keybind everything you can. If you are new to keybinding, start off with four or so keybinds and get yourself familiar with them. Then add four more, and then four more and so on until you have all your skills bound. Your fingers can move faster that your eyes/clicking so please keybind! It will make you a better tank ten fold because your reactions will be quicker. Also, key binding gets the most out of our Ardent Defender talent as we can use it at the last second to save ourselves, and also lay on hands (saved me countless time doing a quick LoH on myself.)
Finally I leave you will this,
Maximize all of your tools.
We pallies have epic utility spells. Learn how to use them in ways you wouldn't normally.
One of my favorite discoveries was the use of Divine Guardian outside of an AOE situation. I believe it was Beth'ilac (sp?) where I had an realization that I could pop DG while I am off tanking to apply another cooldown to my tank outside of ,my Hand of sacrifice to help mitigate some damage. Also remember you have Lay on Hands (I can't tell you how many times I have saved healer/DPS/even my co tank from dying with a quick lay on hands. ) and even a vengeance revved word of glory can save a person. So try and get in a habit of using your utility spells, also realize that this goes hand and hand with your situational awareness. So develop that too.